Michelle A. Gourdine, MD
Senior Vice President, CVS Health & Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark
Michelle Gourdine, MD is Senior Vice President, CVS Health and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark. In this role, she upholds the clinical integrity of CVS Caremark – ensuring the quality and safety of our services and that our work is based on the continuous evaluation of scientific evidence.
Dr. Gourdine’s career in medicine and public health leadership spans more than 20 years. Before joining CVS Health in December 2022, she was Senior Vice President, Population Health and Primary Care, and interim Chief Medical Officer at the University of Maryland Medical System. In this role, she worked across the University of Maryland Medical System’s 12 hospitals to lead the transformation of health care delivery, with a focus on quality, efficiency, and equity.
Her public health career began in Baltimore County, Maryland as Health Officer from 1995 – 2005, where she led the creation of the Partner’s Health Improvement Program, an innovative collaboration between Kaiser Permanente and the Baltimore County Department of Health, to offer comprehensive health coverage to Baltimore County’s low income, uninsured residents who did not qualify for Medicaid or other public assistance. She also served as Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) from 2005 – 2008. As the principal public health administrator and Chief Public Health Physician in Maryland, she was responsible for implementing health care delivery services, establishing public health policy, regulations and legislative initiatives, and developing strategies to reduce health disparities.
Dr. Gourdine is clinical assistant professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and senior associate faculty in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is Secretary of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, and serves as Chair of the Committee on Education Policy and Student Life.
Dr. Gourdine is the founder of Michelle Gourdine and Associates LLC, an award-winning health policy consulting firm. She is also a nationally-sought-after speaker and author of the book, Reclaiming Our Health: A Guide to African American Wellness (Yale University Press).
A graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, she completed her residency in the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and practiced community-based pediatrics. Dr. Gourdine is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. The Johns Hopkins University Blomberg School of Public Health awarded Dr. Gourdine the 2001 Public Health Service Award. She was also named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2001, 2003, and 2005, and was named Woman of the Year by Baltimore County in 2002. Michelle Gourdine and Associates was the recipient of the 2013 Top 100 MBE Award.
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